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Readers are Leaders

Reading not only opens the doors to learning opportunities but to adventure, travel and beyond! Students learned how important reading can be with a fun assembly from Readers are Leaders.


Led by Eugene Clark, students first learned about leaders who loved to read including Abraham Lincoln, Maya Angelou and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. They were introduced to three important reading components - adventure, brain, and communicate. For adventure, students learned to use their imaginations to let books and reading take them on adventures. Mr. Clark shared that reading builds our brains and builds our vocabulary. 


Finally, the ability to communicate and retell a story that you’ve read shows your ability to comprehend what you read and share the adventure with others. The ability to retell starts with the 5 Ws and 1 H - Who, What, Where, When, Why and How. Kids tested their skills in friendly competitions throughout the assembly and even acted out a crazy story to retell it later. 


The assembly was filled with activity and laughter. The kids enjoyed learning how much fun and important reading is to their learning.